Not a bad day for our first Open this season eh!
In total 149 people played and thankfully the new app seemed to work for most ok. Don’t know why I was worried…!
Ladies first, and it was Doreen Garson fresh back from a foot injury who showed a ‘clean pair of heels’ to the field with a 87 nett 59. Ann Sinclair’s 62 would normally ‘walk’ any event but she had to settle for second this time. Anne Robertson (nett 67) and Jennifer Watt (68) can ‘put their feet up’ tonight after also beating their handicaps.
In the ladies gross it was some unknown lass from Kirkwall who surprised everyone with a 74, well done again Shona! Kathleen Sutherland was runner-up in this section with a 79 gross.
In the men’s gross it was and altogether closer affair with Kevin Peace rolling back the years and in the putts with a level par 65. This target was eventually matched late in the day by both Kenny Inkster and Steven Rendall but the beloved countback gave Kevin the cup – great to see the big man back on top the leaderboard again.
In the mens nett a frankly stunning 74 nett 58 from Finstown legend Brian Clouston (Snr!) saw him virtually fill the cup. A couple of nett 61s from OGC’s Andrew (how much did that HC cost?) Milne and David Henderson saw them on the podium while in form SGC duo Mike Rae and Martin Johnston were just a shot back. The beloved countback saw Malcolm Smart take the final nett prize from a host of fellow 63’ers.
Full results can be seen in the app or on our website.
Thanks must go firstly to our sponsors Streamline for their continued and generous support for this great event. Also, thanks to Rae and Lee our greenstaff who had the course in fantastic condition and even a couple of new tees for us to try! Thanks also to Scott & John for organising the outside refreshment area and Lianne and Moira for (wo)manning it.